IndyArtsEd Forums

The Arts Council of Indianapolis IndyArtsEd Forums are a monthly gathering of arts professionals centered around networking, professional development, and peer learning in the areas of arts education and development.

  • Race Matters in Arts Education, Here’s Why…

    Thursday, November 14, 10:30-12pm

    Explore the role that race plays in school engagement and learn about opportunities for racial equity training.

  • Mastering Writing About Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

    Thursday, December 5, 10:30-12pm

    Learn best practices for writing about race and other forms of diversity in grant applications.

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  • Introduction to Writing Arts Council Grants

    Thursday, December 5, 3:30-5pm

    Gain an overview of grant programs at the Arts Council of Indianapolis for new artists and arts organizations.

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  • Program Evaluation and Assessment

    Thursday, January 16, 10:30-12pm

    Participants will receive a hands-on overview of program evaluation and are encouraged to bring their current evaluation tools for refining.

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  • Completing the Arts Council Final Report for City Impact

    Thursday, February 6, 10:30-12pm

    This session will walk 2019 Arts Council grant recipients through completing the 3rd annual district survey.

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  • Arts and School Partnerships: Indy Public Schools

    Thursday, March 5, 10:30-12pm

    Discuss strategies for creating and sustaining arts partnerships in local schools.

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  • Arts Education in the Era of COVID-19

    Thursday, April 2, 10:30-12pm

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has closed Indiana schools through May 1st, eliminating opportunities for in-school programming, field trips, and others arts education opportunities. This impromptu IndyArtsEd Forum is an opportunity for arts education personnel to share updates on how they're addressing the crisis, learn about resources to support teaching artists, and envision how we move forward.

  • Making the Transition to E-Learning

    Thursday, May 7, 10:30am - 12pm

    This IndyArtsEd Forum will begin an in-depth exploration into technology, pedagogy, and policies within an e-learning environment. Three expert panelists will help provide a deeper understanding of all three themes from related but different perspectives: Eric Friedman (Kennedy Center), Clayton Taylor (WFYI), and Rain Wilson (IBE Performing Arts Academy). 

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  • Leveraging for Community Connections - CANCELLED

    Thursday, May 7, 10:30-12pm
  • Policies, Permissions, & Copyright in a Virtual Environment

    Thursday, June 4, 10:30am-12pm

    Transitioning arts education programming to be delivered virtually comes with a new set of challenges for program administrators. Newfields’ staff members Anne Young, Director of Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property, and Susan Martis, Director of Education, will walk through considerations arts organizations should be making when interacting with students virtually and when uploading artistic content online. Forum attendees will also have a chance to report on challenges they’re facing related to e-learning.

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  • Looking Ahead: Local Arts Funders

    Thursday, June 4, 10:30-12pm

    Local arts funders will share their insights into funding priorities and new directions for the year ahead.

    This event has been cancelled.

Click here to download a PDF of the full schedule of 2019-20 IndyArtsEd Forums.

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